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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
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Pio Picks

Each Thursday, The Pioneer highlights several events happening on campus or in Walla Walla over the weekend. Here are this week’s picks:

The Visiting Writers Reading Series Presents Nick Flynn:
Award-winning non-fiction author and poet Nick Flynn comes to campus on Thursday, Oct. 14. Flynn will read excerpts of his new memoir “The Ticking Is the Bomb” as well as some of his poems for students, faculty and community members interested in his work and in the creative process. A brief discussion, question-and-answer session and book signing will follow. The event will occur in Kimball Theatre at 7 pm.

Fridays at Four Presents The Alex Abrams Trio:
Whitman ’09 alumni Alex Abrams returns to Whitman with his trio on Friday, Oct. 15. Abrams, a cellist, will be joined by Rachel Nesvig on violin and Erik Flaten on piano. The event will take place in Kimball Theatre at 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the community.

Queer Prom –– Debutante Ball:
Hosted by Coalition Against Homophobia, Queer Prom is an all-campus dance that celebrates Coming Out Day, which provides a safe and positive environment for queer and allied students. The dance is free and everyone is welcome. The event will take place in the backyard of the Glover Alston Center on Friday, Oct. 15 from 8-11 p.m. Come dressed in your finest debutante garb and enjoy a night under the stars.

Live @ Stephenson Cellars –– Sadie Wagoner:
Singer/songwriter and acoustic artist Sadie Wagoner will perform with special guest Mike Wagoner and the Trapper Creek band as well as Nashville-based musician Donna Mitchell on Oct. 15 and 16. The event will occur at the cellar, located on 15 S. Spokane Street, at 7:30 p.m. No cover charge.

Sheehan Gallery Opening: Joseph Page “ReMapping: The Expanding Landscape of Ceramics”:
Colorful and abstract, the second installment of this year’s Sheehan Gallery “ReMapping” opens Friday, Oct. 15. A lecture with artist Casey McDonough will follow, occurring at 5:30 p.m. in Olin 130. A celebration with food and drink will follow. For more information on Page’s work, visit http://www.artaxis.org/ceramics/page_joe/joseph_page.htm.

St. Olaf Orchestra Performance:
The internationally known 92-member orchestra program will perform as part of its national fall tour. The orchestra’s peformance will include sections from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Samuel Barber’s Second Essay, among other pieces. The performance will take place in Cordiner Hall on Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m. Adult entrance fee is $10. Students can watch at no charge.

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